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Executive View
By Richard Hill

Microsoft Azure Active Directory

From small businesses to large enterprises, organizations today require a solid foundation for their Identity and Access Management (IAM) services. These services are increasingly delivered as cloud services or IDaaS (Identity as a Service). Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) provides Directory Services, Identity Federation, and Access Management from the cloud in a single integrated solution with extensive integration opportunities.

1 Introduction

The IDaaS market has evolved over the past few years and is still growing, both in size and in the number of vendors. However, under the umbrella term ...

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2 Service Description

Microsoft Azure Active Directory is Microsoft’s offering for Cloud IAM. The Microsoft Azure platform, however, is not just a port of the on-premise ...

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3 Strengths and Challenges

Built from the ground up to work in hybrid environments, Microsoft’s Azure AD meets the IAM requirements on several levels that address the corporat ...

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